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Mechanical Components Products

How igus makes automated guided vehicles more fail-safe

The use of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in factories and warehouses is booming. They work around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For AGV manufacturers, achieving maximum uptime is a challenge, which can be overcome by using reliable and maintenance-free components.

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WDS meets the standards of the UK aerospace industry

The aerospace industry is renowned for its focus on excellence. As such its suppliers must meet exacting quality standards and strict cost targets, while also ensuring adherence to strict delivery schedules. Darren Gilligan, an aerospace product specialist at WDS Component Parts Ltd., looks at some of the special requirements of the industry.

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Lee Spring Die Springs – strong, resilient, low-cost – a different approach

Lee Spring’s Heavy Duty Die Springs are not like an average spring, they’re made from different shaped wire from traditional die springs for starters, and they work in slightly different ways.

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High pressure, small diameter springs from Lee Spring enable smaller devices

The Lee Spring catalogue has always offered springs with relatively high spring rates or workable (maximum) loads. But often, the standard outside diameters were too wide to fit within the intended application assembly requirements, or the lengths too long and bulky.

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